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Three Floyds and/or Flossmoor Station Ride

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Three Floyds and/or Flossmoor Station Ride

Time: January 11, 2014 from 8:30am to 4pm
Location: Daley Plaza or Promontory Point
Street: Washington & Dearborn or 55th & Lakefront Trail
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps/m…
Event Type: drunken
Organized By: bob hsiung and kevin c
Latest Activity: Jan 13

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Description

OK, not everyone loves Three Floyds. Different spokes for different folks! Now you have the option of going to Flossmoor Station instead. (It remains an option to go to Flossmoor Station in addition.)

We depart Daley Plaza at 9:00 AM and collect riders at Promontory Point at 9:45 AM. We stay together (more or less) down to I-80, then split up into Three Floyds and Flossmoor Station groups. The goal of the Three Floyds group is to get to Three Floyds by noon, when they open, and not have to wait outside.

Neither snow nor rain nor sleet nor gloom of night stays these couriers (and other riders) from the swift completion of their appointed rounds of beer. Depending on the weather, however, returning from Flossmoor Station via Metra can be a very attractive option. Total distance: Three Floyds round trip 60 miles, Three Floyds and Flossmoor Station one-way 40 miles, Flossmoor Station one-way 35 miles.

We ask that you RSVP if attending.

The fine print:

There is no support vehicle. You are responsible for yourself. The pace is 12-16 mph with a short break at 7-Eleven. Mid-January weather can be extreme. Be prepared for cold as well as flats/mechanical problems.

Checklist:
▢ Growler
▢ Water and snacks
▢ Lights
▢ Lock
▢ Pump, tube, tools
▢ Extra layers of clothing (more than you expect to wear)
▢ Money

Online resources: Google map, cue sheet, Metra schedule, and Metra rules.

The inaugural Three Floyds ride was conceived and organized by Mark Sinclair and took place on January 14, 2006. As many of you know, Mark died on April 14 of that year, at age 34, a few days after suffering a brain aneurysm. It was Mark's hope that it would become an annual event.

Thanks,
Bob and Kevin

PS: Riding with the Three Floyds group doubles as the First Step of the 2014 Twelve Steps Challenge. Make it every month and win a nifty prize!

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Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on January 13, 2014 at 4:31pm

Was fun. Thank you, Robert! Good to ride with you again, Joe, and to meet you, Eli.

Comment by Deet 4.5mi on January 12, 2014 at 9:50am
Yes it was a great time, it was great seeing you guys again. Nice meeting you Eli.
Comment by Eli on January 12, 2014 at 9:32am

Thanks for organizing this!

Comment by bob hsiung on January 12, 2014 at 8:52am

thanks everyone for coming. i had a great time, and look forward to next time.

Comment by bob hsiung on January 10, 2014 at 1:52pm

rain tonight, but just rain, since the Low is only supposed to be 37F. then tomorrow looks pretty nice. except for a headwind going to FS:

Saturday
fog Cloudy skies with some morning fog. High 38F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of Precipitation 20%.
Comment by Duppie on January 9, 2014 at 9:13pm

Since I am an utter wimp lately, it will be a game day decision. But I did RSVP, just in case :)

Comment by bob hsiung on January 9, 2014 at 8:47pm

and a revised cue sheet

Comment by bob hsiung on January 9, 2014 at 6:56pm

here's a simplified version of what i'm thinking, without all the extraneous options

serge, no worries!

Comment by Serge Lubomudrov on January 9, 2014 at 6:25pm

Robert, don't take it personal: it was nothing but an alternative suggestion, in case of . . . ;)

Comment by bob hsiung on January 9, 2014 at 6:18pm

kevin, if you're ok with the one i posted, i prefer it also because it's more direct, and as you know i don't want to get to 3F too late. also, i was thinking michigan instead of wabash this year, so we could go straight over the stevenson.

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